Emmanuel Adebayor Hopes For Fresh Start With Real Madrid

Emmanuel Adebayor hopes to have put a turbulent 12 months behind him aftercompleting what he described as a dream move to Real Madrid. Adebayor was presented at the Bernabéu today after joining Real on loan until the end of the season from Manchester City, with the Spanish giants having the option to buy the 26-year-old in the summer. The switch, which will see Adebayor help cover the loss of Gonzalo…

January 28, 2011

Adebayor Moves To Real Madrid On Loan

Emmanuel Adebayor has agreed to take a pay cut to join Real Madrid on loan from Manchester City, with what the Spanish club describe as a “unilateral option” of a £15m transfer at the end of the season. However, the Spanish club are unlikely to want to be tied to anything more than a six-month contract. The deal is a victory for the Real coach, José Mourinho, who has persisted…

January 26, 2011

Tottenham And Liverpool Chasing Luis Suárez From Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their interest in the Ajax striker Luis Suárez. Harry Redknapp, the Spurs manager, is determined to improve his options up front in order to secure a finish in the Premier League’s top four. The club have also checked on the availability of the Sevilla striker Luís Fabiano, who has been a target for some time. Tottenham, who have agreed a fee of £3m with Everton…

January 18, 2011

Mourinho: We Must Improve In 2011

Jose Mourinho has called on Real Madrid to improve in 2011 if they are to wrest the title from Barcelona. Real have made an impressive start to life under the Portuguese coach, winning 15 of 18 league matches played in the first half of the season. Nevertheless, they are already four points behind Barcelona and following a disappointing 1-1 draw away to bottom club Almeria on Sunday, Mourinho knows they…

January 17, 2011

Real Madrid to offer Arsenal Benzema in exchange for Clichy

Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly hoping to prize left-back Gael Clichy away from Arsenal in a move that would see French striker Karim Benzema move the other way. 25 year-old Clichy has been at Arsenal since 2003 and is a consistent member of Arsene Wenger’s squad, but is most likely dispensable with Kieran Gibbs also at the club.  French defender Clichy has a reputation for being attacking-minded and according…

December 16, 2010

Juventus will challenge Manchester United for the signature of long-term Old Trafford target Karim Benzema during the January transfer window

22-year-old Benzema scored nine goals in 32 appearances for Real Madrid last season, but his lack of first team action lead to his exclusion from Raymond Domenech’s French World Cup squad. Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has stated publicly his desire to hold onto the player, but there are rumours of a rift between the two. Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport claims that with Benzema having scored only once this…

October 8, 2010